Five to watch in Florida

When it comes time to hit the recruiting trail, the Clemson coaching staff always takes a hard look around four states: The Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.

Now that the 2014 signing class is in the books, we'll take a state-by-state look at five players to keep an eye on in the 2015 haul. Up first in our series is the Sunshine State.

The state of Florida has been good to Clemson over the years. Its home to some of the all-time greats in school history: Brian Dawkins, C.J. Spiller and Sammy Watkins. So far, Clemson has one commitment from Florida prospect in 2015: three-star quarterback Tucker Israel.

Israel committed to Clemson earlier this month after visiting for the Elite Junior Day. The Orlando-Lake Nona prospect has offers from Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, USF, UCF and Vanderbilt.

QB Torrance Gibson
While Clemson already has one quarterback commitment on the 2015 board, they're looking to take one more in that class. Gibson [Plantation-Heritage], a five-star, has not visited Clemson, but he's seen several Clemson coaches walking the halls at his school, including Chad Morris and Brent Venables. Ohio State could be the team to beat for Gibson. Miami is also thought to be one of the top suitors.

WR George Campbell
The former Michigan pledge recently rescinded his pledge to the Wolverines. A five-star, Campbell [Tarpon Springs-East Lake] has plenty of options. South Carolina is his most recent offer. He'll visit UNC on Thursday for the Duke game. Clemson has hosted him for a visit in the past, and the Tigers could have long-term staying power. His former teammate, wide receiver Artavis Scott, enrolled at Clemson in January.

TE Garrett Williams
Williams [Orlando-First Academy] has taken a bunch of visits to Clemson over the last year or so, most recent of which was earlier this month for the Elite Junior Day. Clemson is in serious contention along with Florida State for the four-star tight end. His dad was a walk-on at Florida State, when Clemson staffer Brad Scott was a coach there. Now, Jeff Scott serves as the primary recruiter younger Williams. UNC, Tennessee and Stanford are also in the mix. Williams hopes to make a decision by the start of the summer.

OT Jake Fruhmorgen
Like Williams, Fruhmorgen [Tampa-Plant] made the trip up to Clemson for the Elite Junior Day. This was Fruhmorgen's first visit to Tigertown. And it certainly was a head turner. After the trip, Fruhmorgen told CUTigers that he plans to return to Clemson in March to watch spring practice. He mentioned Florida as a potential destination this spring, but hadn't set a date. Clemson could be in prime position for the four-star offensive tackle, who plans to make a commitment before spring practice starts.

ATH Deon Cain
Tony Elliott offered Cain after visiting Tampa Tech High School twice in the matter of a couple of days during the December evaluation period. In a recent interview with, Cain said he continues to have heavy contact with Clemson. The four-star prospect plays quarterback in high school but he's expected to move to a different position in the college game, wide receiver being one of the most likely spots. Florida State could be the team to beat. Top Stories